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Remote Telemetry Unit

When HCL approached WTI, they were manually retrieving water sensor data - often in extremely remote locations in Northern Canada.

Idea

Hydrogeological Consultants Ltd. (HCL) is a groundwater consulting firm that monitors groundwater and surface water diversions for clients across North America. When HCL approached WTI, they were manually retrieving water sensor data – often in extremely remote locations. This required extensive travel and manpower to visit sites, and meant potential compliance issues went undetected between collection periods. With a sprawling fleet of deployments, HCL needed a way to rein in travel costs by remotely accessing this data from their head office in Edmonton, Alberta.

Solution

WTI developed a rugged end-to-end hardware solution that remotely collects sensor data and transmits it to HCL's head office. The system dynamically switches between cellular and satellite communication, depending on service availability, to provide real-time data acquisition and processing capabilities.

The real-time data enables HCL to detect sensor malfunctions and identify regulatory exceedances, allowing HCL to keep its clients in compliance with governmental regulations.

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Key Features

24/7 monitoring and transmission of water sensor data
Deployed in regions with -40ºC winters
Over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates to the entire fleet meet evolving reporting and sensor demands
Hardware transmits real-time data via cellular and satellite links to a cloud database
Over the past two years of working with WTI, we have experienced an exceptionally high level of professionalism and expertise. They understood our initial requirements and offered valuable recommendations, insights and suggestions for feature enhancements.

Norm M. Zastre, COO, HCL